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prohibitions took effect. >>> today president obama talked about immigration reform and a pass to citizenship in the diverse bay area. immigration is not just a political issue but an economic one. the president spoke in las vegas but his speech was followed closely here in the bay area. nbc's kris sanchez watched the speech with immigrants rights advocates in eas san jose. kris, how did they receive this message? is. >> reporter: they were hanging on every word. all of it was very well received in one of the south bay's most vocal immigrant communities. as president obama talked about comprehensive immigration reform in las vegas, people were hanging on to every word in the sank we're of our lady of guadeloupe church in san jose including this mother who tells me she is here illegally after six tries across the border. after this speech she said she no longer thinks citizenship is just a dream. garcia is ready to come out of the shadows, as president obama put it. a volunteer acting together says families may not have to live in constant fear of deportation. >> the children, the children are
children to up here on a milk cartonpresident obama urging congress to take action on immigration reform. what he wants done. president obama says "now is immigration. this was his arrival in las challenged congress to act quickly on a plan to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. catherine heenan is here with the story. >> catherine: it's no coincidence that the latino vote is the fastest growing in the u.s. both democrats and republicans finally seem ready to tackle the immigration issue together. the president says congress is showing a 'genuine desire to get this thing done soon'. >> the president is seizing on a groundswell of support for rewriting immigration law. speaking at a las vegas high school.he says he wants to put 11-million illegal immigrants living here in the u.s. on a clear path to citizenship. saying - they have to earn it. been of this will involve a background check,".paying taxes.learning english.getting to the back of the line.etc" because other people that want to come here legally are in front of the line. >> catherine: a bipartisan group of senators proposed t
that partnership renewed and possibly looking for grant money to pay for it. live in oakland. >> president obama today used the power of his office to call for immigration reform in the united states. >> common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> audiences around the country gathered to watch the speech. the president said his immigration reform proposal includes strengthening the u.s. border, cracking down on businesses that hire undocumented workerrers, streamlining the immigration system and holding undocumented immigrants accountable before they can become citizens. >>> california's all important snow pack shrank in january. measurements showed snow levels are at 93% of average for this date. earlier this month that figure was at 134%. water surveyors blamed the drop on dry conditions. snowfall was only 13% of average in january. >> it has been a dry january. bill martin joins us now from the weather center to tell us if this dry spell will last through the super bowl weekend. >> january has been dry. december was very wet. thank goodness for that. we haven't seen much rain. we are n
, next day, insane and evil. >> 10 bills have been introduced in california. >> president obama laid out plans today to get americans 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship. he held a rally in las vegas to call attention to his reform package. and says there is support to act on the proposal to allow those entering illegal a shot at becoming citizens. >> process it's clouds passing a background keck, paying taxes, a penalty, learning english, and then going to the back of the line. behind all folks who are trying to come here legally. >> this declaration was received warmly by immigration rights activists who have been waiting for the obama administration to take action n on the issue. the november election may have been key to moving forward. hispanics supported the president by a two to one margin. >> want to continue being part of the political process and want to win the white house back they need to make changes in terms of their agenda. >> republicans insist tighter border security must happen before movement on citizenship. >> coming up next, a sea change. >>
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